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Cougar Fire

Unit Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

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The Rampike Fire was detected on 7/31/2018 and caused by lightning the previous weekend. Burning 1.5 miles east of Shoshone Creek, the fire is on a ridge between Clinton Creek and Rampike Creek. With firefighter and public safety being the number one priority, area closures are in place on the Idaho Panhandle and Kootenai National Forests. Please see the Closures and Maps tabs for further information. Stage I fire restrictions are in effect on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Stage II fire restrictions are in effect on the Kootenai National Forest. Know before you go and contact your local Ranger District for details.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 27th, 2018 approx. 03:00 PM
Location5 Miles east of East Hope ID
Incident CommanderKelly Tucker T4 IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates48.266 latitude, -116.172 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size7,871 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday October 31st, 2018 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Mixed conifers; timber litter and understory; 2-foot brush

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity and no growth due to cooler temps, precipitation and snow in the higher elevations.


Planned Actions

Fire is controlled. Continue to monitor any interior activity.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire behavior expected.


Suppression repair has been completed on areas not needed for future control operations.

Fire called controlled on October 3, 2018 at 1600

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Precipitation this week has reduced fire spread potential. Isolated showers with low overnight temperatures and shorter burn periods resulted in low potential for additional growth. Another system this weekend will bring

cooler temps with additional precipitation expected and potential for snow

showers in the higher elevations.

Recent Articles

Area Closure Terminated News - 9/28/2018
Final Update News - 9/18/2018

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